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Do not drive vehicles through flooded areas. The water depth and road condition may be unsafe. Additional information is available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/ Stay tuned for further updates by listening to NOAA weather radio... or your local radio and TV stations.

Please carefully read each posted Warning and Alert as it relates to the area(s) being affected. We provide a wider range of issued warnings for surrounding cities and counties, so some alerts may not directly impact this location. This is done to help with preparing for severe weather that may overlap or be heading towards Columbus.

Use the Radar Maps link provided to understand the trajectory of a storm.

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued June 19 at 4:27AM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

Hot and humid weather will prevail into this weekend over central and southeast IL. The hottest days will be Friday and Saturday when temperatures climb into the middle to upper 90s, and afternoon heat index values peak near or above 100 degrees. If working outside this week, be sure to drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, and take frequent breaks in air-conditioned locations. Be sure to check on those most vulnerable to the heat, including children and the elderly. Provide shade and fresh water for outdoor pets and livestock, and check the backseat of your vehicle when transporting children.

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Area
Knox; Stark; Peoria; Marshall; Woodford; Fulton; Tazewell; McLean; Schuyler; Mason; Logan; De Witt; Piatt; Champaign; Vermilion; Cass; Menard; Scott; Morgan; Sangamon; Christian; Macon; Moultrie; Douglas; Coles; Edgar; Shelby; Cumberland; Clark; Effingham; Jasper; Crawford; Clay; Richland; Lawrence

Flood Warning

Flood Warning issued June 18 at 9:13PM CDT until June 19 at 1:00PM CDT by NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan WI

...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Illinois...Wisconsin... Rock River At Afton affecting Winnebago and Rock Counties. * WHAT...Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * WHERE...Rock River at Afton. * WHEN...Until early tomorrow afternoon. * IMPACTS...At 9.1 feet, Floodwaters affect property of a home on South Christian Road on the east side of the river in the Afton area. There is minor erosional flood damage to lowland and agricultural land in the Afton and Janesville areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 8:00 PM CDT Tuesday the stage was 9.1 feet. - Bankfull stage is 8.0 feet. - Recent Activity...The maximum river stage in the 24 hours ending at 8:00 PM CDT Tuesday was 9.2 feet. - Forecast...The river is expected to fall below flood stage tomorrow morning and continue falling to 7.8 feet Tuesday, June 25. - Flood stage is 9.0 feet. - Flood History...This crest compares to a previous crest of 9.0 feet on 07/08/2014. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

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Area
Winnebago, IL; Rock, WI

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement issued June 18 at 3:39PM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

Hot and humid weather will prevail for the next several days. The hottest days will be Friday and Saturday when air temperatures climb into the middle to upper 90s and afternoon heat index values peak at 100 to 105 degrees. A cold front will bring relief from the heat by Sunday. If working outside this week, be sure to drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting and light-colored clothing, and take frequent breaks in air-conditioned locations. Be sure to check on those most vulnerable to the heat...including children and the elderly. Provide shade and fresh water for outdoor pets and livestock, and check the backseat of your vehicle when transporting children.

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Area
Knox; Stark; Peoria; Marshall; Woodford; Fulton; Tazewell; McLean; Schuyler; Mason; Logan; De Witt; Piatt; Champaign; Vermilion; Cass; Menard; Scott; Morgan; Sangamon; Christian; Macon; Moultrie; Douglas; Coles; Edgar; Shelby; Cumberland; Clark; Effingham; Jasper; Crawford; Clay; Richland; Lawrence
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Mostly Cloudy 75°F
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